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about the economy and how it potentially could impact the president's political strength this year going into his second term. 157,000 jobs created in january. you take a look at the -- a lot of jobs created last year. still not moving. the economic growth as much as should -- but if you take a look at the jobs that have been created, you take a look at the dow jones. 14,000, it was under 7,000 when he attack office. how much of a political impact will it have on the president going forward on the agenda? >> i think it is a reminder how the dysfunction in congress could hurt the country going forward. we're not out of this yet, wolf. nothing is robust, as you look at the question of spending cuts, what are you going to do? i think this serves as a reminder that congress needs to get something done. it is just hanging out there. >> you know, it is a low-grade fever, the president is moving very aggressively on his agenda, on immigration, on guns, on the contraception ruling that came out this week. he is speaking on the new coalition -- without economic growth, i mean, that is really the
to continue tipping away at the problem. the big concern is that everyone believes that the economy is moving in the right direction. the president is pointing to auto sales, the housing, to manufacturing. and so there's this worry that if this see quester happens, if these deep cuts happen then it could be a major set back for the u.s. economy. the president is saying the threat already is kauszing a lot of uncertainty in the marketplace. >> we've also seen the effects that political dysfunction can have on our economic progress. the drawn out process for resolving the fiscal cliff hurt consumer confidence. the threat of massive automatic cuts have already started to affect business decisions. so we've been reminded that while it's critical for us to cut wasteful spending, we can't just cut our way to prosperity. deep, indiscriminate cuts to energy and national security will cost us jobs and it will slow down our recovery. it's not the right thing to do for the economy. >> the president, of course, still wants a bigger deal here. in the meantime he wants a short-term fix of spending cuts and
to talk about and others say, yes, it is a milestone after the economy pretty much fell to pieces. now this is a sign that things are finally come canning back. remember this, march 1999. the height of the dotcom boom. the dow hit 9,000 for the first time. >> it was a big deal when we hit 10,000. we handed out hats. >> fast forward to 2006, the height of the housing boom, dow 12,000. but we wouldn't see that threshold for a long time. the housing market was crumbling and recession was lurking. now, five years later, we are back. and the returns, staggering. bank stocked buoyed by cheap interest rates are back and the rally is driven by you, the individual investor. you've plowed $16 billion into the market in the last three weeks. the economy seems healthier but perhaps the biggest driver is the federal reserve. >> it goes right back to the fed stimulus. they are pumping the system with so much money and keeping rates artificially low that sabers and they force this trade into risk assets. >> that means stocks. the fed is pumping $85 billion a month into the economy by buying long-term
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has helped to damage their economy, has not stopped the nuclear program. ari is right, he will be asked tough questions about it but when strongly pro-israel senators like so many others have heard the answers that hagel has given them in private, they have come out for chuck hagel. he will have to cross that bar like he has in private. >> dianne feinstein is going to be joining us in the next hour. let me move on and talk about hillary clinton. we'll see what the republicans decide to do and if they decide to filibuster, that would take 60 votes. let's talk about hillary clinton. let me start with you. she was asked about this new super pac. she's not affiliated with it. already calling on her to run for the democratic nomination in 2016. >> there's pac just ready and registered for hillary clinton. >> is there really? >> are you going to tell everyone to stand down? >> you know, right now i am trying to finish my term as secretary of state and the president and i had a good laugh the other night. because i am out of politics right now and i don't know everything i'll be
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